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NEW DELHI :
A growing number of studies point to the benefits of HIIT, or High-Intensity Interval Training. A study, published in 2014 in the journal PLOS One, highlights the benefits of shorter but intense spurts of exercise. Apps such as the 7 Minute Workout play to this trend. Essentially, all these results point to one trend—any activity, whether running, swimming or bounding up the stairs, done in an intense way, offers benefits similar to those you get when you exercise on a treadmill for 45 minutes. The catch is that it has to be intense. It has to hurt, as The New York Times health columnist Gretchen Reynolds says. The logic is that this was how our palaeolithic ancestors “exercised". They ran away from threats in a life-or-death spurt of speed, following which they would normalize and take it easy. Animals still do this.